Piano Teacher

Dr. Julian Miran

Dr. Julian Miran is a composer and scholar. His compositions have been performed in Canada, the United States and Europe by the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, the Orchestre de l¡¯Universit¨¦ de Montr¨¦al, The Prism Orchestra, The Canadian Chamber Ensemble, and others. His pieces have been broadcast on radio in Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto, Stockholm, Lyon, Yerevan, and Nicosia. His preferred format is the symphony orchestra, with or without the addition of electronic sounds. He has won prizes for his compositions Simantra, Narek and In Nomine, and grants from the Swedish Institute, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the SOCAN Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, etc. He has also edited and orchestrated A. Tigranian's opera Anoush for the Michigan Opera Theatre.
Julian Miran earned his Doctorate in Music at Universit¨¦ de Montr¨¦al. He also holds a Master of Arts in Theory and Composition from the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, besides studies at the Institute for Electroacoustic Music in Sweden, the Conservatoire de Musique de Montr¨¦al, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston), McGill University, and Concordia University.
Prior to his joining the Ottawa School of Music he has lectured at the Cosenza Conservatory in Italy; the Gothenburg Conservatory in Sweden; taught piano, conducting, harmony, counterpoint, analysis and ear training at European University Cyprus; theory, orchestration, composition and music technology at The Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) and at Universit¨¦ de Montr¨¦al; piano, theory, harmony and ear training at Conservatoire de Musique du Qu¨¦bec and at Ganatchian College of the Komitas State Conservatory. He also has wide-ranging adjudicating experience, having served on performance- or composition-oriented juries at Universit¨¦ de Montr¨¦al, European University Cyprus and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Dr. Miran is an active member of the Canadian Music Centre, the Canadian League of Composers, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), and the Ontario Registered Music Teachers¡¯ Association (ORMTA).
Over the years, his students have gone on to pursue successful careers in music, while a host of promising young students are still at university. The candidates he prepares for RCM exams consistently obtain excellent marks in piano, rudiments, harmony, counterpoint, analysis and history. This is due to his flexibility in adapting his teaching methods to circumstances that are at once interesting and challenging, in a way that enhances each student¡¯s learning abilities.
Dr. Miran¡¯s excellent command of Canada¡¯s two official languages, coupled with his valuable expertise in orchestration, composition and desktop music publishing make him a much sought-after professional.
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